Detroit Pistons down Boston Celtics

Submitted by Michigan4Life on November 27th, 2017 at 9:57 PM

The Pistons came to the Garden and beat the best team in the Eastern Conference 118-108. They were the better team of the two today and Andre Drummond has been a beast. The Celtics had no answer for Dre.

Stats that stood out to me are:

Tobias Harris: 31 pts, 11/16 FG with 5/6 FG

Andre Drummond: 26 pts, 22 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals, 6/8 FT

Reggie Jackson: 20 pts, 7/10 FG and 7 assists


They harassed Kyrie Irving all game long and he wasn't his best self.

The Pistons is now a legit top 3 team in the Eastern Conference. They already beat OKC, Boston, GSW and other quality teams. The question is can they make it to the Eastern Conference Finals?


Whole Milk

November 28th, 2017 at 11:05 AM ^

Also a different NBA now though. With so many of the stars joining together, the league is very top heavy. Add in the fact so many of the best players are out west, and it makes for an easier road to 50 for the pistons. 60 is probably still a stretch, but I wouldn't put 55 out of the realm of possibilities. 


November 27th, 2017 at 10:11 PM ^

His 26-22-6-4 is the first time a player had that stat in 27 years which is Charles Barkley on 1/2/90. That's pretty fucking impressive.

1st Detroit Pistons with a 25-20-5 in a game since Bob Lainer in 1977.

It's his 14th career game of 20-20 in a game and 37th career game with 20+ rebounds.

Word can't describe at how dominant Dre has been tonight. Al Horford is considered to be one of the front runner for the DPOY candidate and he can't contain Dre because of Dre's combination of size and athleticism.


November 28th, 2017 at 11:10 AM ^

Dre has been an absolute beast this year. He's always had the freakish ability and potential, but now it seems that he's finally found the motor to make him an unstoppable force.

I'll be interested to see how the rest of this season plays out. Hopefully they can sustain and end up a 3 or 4 seed. Still not sure how well they are built for a playoff run though.

The Fugitive

November 27th, 2017 at 10:04 PM ^

I'm shocked, didn't see them winning this game tonight with how hot Boston was. Huge feather in their cap going forward.

As for the Cavs blowout a few games ago, that was the day after a game in Minnesota while Cleveland had a day off in Detroit - a schedule loss.  I'll be interested to see what happens when they play next. 


Baba Booey

November 27th, 2017 at 10:07 PM ^

I haven't gotten that excited while watching a Piston game in a long time. Tobias and Andre were phenomenal tonight and Avery Bradley is just so much fun to watch when he's playing defense. Deeeetroit Basketball is on its way back


November 28th, 2017 at 12:28 PM ^

He's only two years younger, so it's not like a massive difference. Plus, chances are that Harris dips down to mid-high 30s in 3 point % next season (or even this year) as he's never shot this well from deep before. I really like Harris, but Bradley is more of a sure thing and offers alot on both ends of the floor. Completely changes the attitude of this team on the defensive end IMO. 


November 27th, 2017 at 10:08 PM ^

buuuuut, the Pistons last won the Championship in 2004, which also happens to be the last year Michigan won the Big Ten. 2018 = year of destiny confirmed?


November 27th, 2017 at 10:57 PM ^

It may seem hard to believe, but the Tigers are under a massive rebuild with some bad contracts on their roster.  Red Wings are in the same spot and have an entire position grouping that needs an overhaul (defensemen).

The Lions are probably a RB and a run stopping DT away from being serious contenders.


November 28th, 2017 at 5:27 AM ^

i admit being a somewhat distant wings fan these days, but i thought blashill was going to be a great coach.  not seeing that on the ice (not all his fault), nor hearing that he is the whiz-bang either.  also i note that we lose OT games faster than cops eat doughnuts.  maybe we ought to work on that a bit....


November 27th, 2017 at 10:10 PM ^

Drummond and Reggie took over at the end after Tobias kept us in it all game. SVG has built a legit Eastern contender without any superstars. It's even more impressive than what Joe D with bad boys 2 considering the way the league is now.

Naked Bootlegger

November 27th, 2017 at 10:11 PM ^

Yup.  This team is for real.   Big wins over great teams.    Bradley has been a breath of fresh air.  Harris is playing out of his mind.   And Drummond's FT % turn around is nothing short of miraculous.   I'm not a huge NBA fan, but I'll tune in to watch this team every now and then.  The big question:  when will the LCA fans respond by putting asses in the seats?


November 27th, 2017 at 10:12 PM ^

Good win AT Boston. 

Not to be a debbie downer, but we're only 2.5 games from being out of the playoffs or 9th in the East.  I think that's close. 

Just keep battling hard.  Hope for no injuries.  Bradley must've really added something to this team.  Good get.  Hope he signs with us after this season. 


November 27th, 2017 at 10:53 PM ^

You are correct!  Thank you.

I'm happy about the win, just trying to keep things in perspective with 3/4s of the season still to go. 3/4s of the season is a guestimate.  Not completely sure about that being exact either.  

Go Pistons! 


3.5 games seperate Pistons 2nd and Bucks 10th with 3/4s of the season to go. Rough numbers.